For over a decade, composer John Zorn's venue The Stone has hosted a range of outré weekly residencies by the most revolutionary artists in the musical avant-garde. In 2018, get ready to say goodbye (sort of). Zorn announced this month that the East Village digs would be closing down and moving west in March of 2018. The venue's new planned location?—The New School's Glass Box Theater at Arnhold Hall in the heart of Greenwich Village. In preparation for the move, The Stone at The New School will present two weekend residencies on Friday and Saturday evenings from June 2017 to February 2018. Beginning in March 2018, The Stone will permanently transition to The New School, presenting one show a night, five nights a week, in The Glass Box Theater. We'll miss the old locale, but don't fret! The experimental music venue has a slew of other plans for new programming to keep fans occupied. The Stone Commissioning Series on the last Wednesday of evert month at National Sawdust will feature artists including guitarist Mary Halvorson and improvisational cellist Okkyung Lee. You can also find The Stone's curatorial services at the Basement Series at the Drawing Center starting September 2017. Featuring no beverages, food or merchandise at any of its shows, the Stone harbors a reputation as an artistic "temple," existing for the music and only for the music. The groundbreaking composer has brought together experimental musicians of all stripes: from technical postmetal ensembles lik
If you cut footloose at many New York establishments, you can still get in trouble with the law. That’s thanks to a Cabaret Law that’s been on the book since 1926 and is still enforced. The law prohibits dancing at New York venues that don't have a cabaret license, and has been used in the past to crack down on black jazz clubs in the ‘20s, nightlife in the ‘90s and more. Less than .01% of bars and restaurants in the city actually have a cabaret license, so the law has effectively driven dance culture in the city underground, sometimes to dangerous venues. As a result, the Dance Liberation Network & NYC Artist Coalition are partnering to throw an event called “Let NYC Dance” next Thursday, March 30. The event, which will be held at Market Hotel (1140 Myrtle Ave.) from 7pm-8:15pm is meant to raise awareness about the law and call for its repeal. If you can’t make it, you can also voice your support by signing the following petition.
Construction has kicked off on a whole slew of construction projects aimed at making New York a less terrifying and deadly place for pedestrians and cyclists. The whole initiative will cost the city $1.6 billion, and is a key part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ongoing “Vision Zero” campaign. The whole initiative stems from the fact that New Yorkers drive like maniacs, especially when it’s dark out. During the first quarter of 2016, 48 people were killed by cars on New York’s streets. Earlier this month, the city launched a weeklong initiative to issue more summonses for dangerous driving violations—they ended up issuing more than 17,000 as a part of the initiative, including 1,915 for failing to yield to a pedestrian. The mayor held a press conference at the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge at Tillary Street on Tuesday, an area that has seen 482 injuries and 23 deaths over the last five years. He highlighted projects in all five boroughs that are kicking off this spring, including the widening of pedestrian and bicycle entrances leading to the Brooklyn Bridge promenade, protected bike lanes in Williamsburg, Flatiron, Greenwich Village and beyond, neighborhood traffic circles in Staten Island and much, much more. When it’s all said and done, Vision Zero will be one of the more notable campaigns during de Blasio’s first term. It remains to be seen how effective the initiative actually is.
A post shared by Queens Night Market (@queensnightmarket) on Aug 26, 2016 at 3:19am PDT Aside from the pending warm weather, you have every reason to be excited for spring in NYC. Why? Two words: Flea Markets. Some of the city’s best outdoor bazaars offer everything from vintage antiques and throwback clothing to artwork and, most importantly, delicious eats from some of the best restaurants in Gotham. However, some markets nail the grub portion better than others. Queens International Night Market certainly ranks high on our list for not only its outstanding curation of food purveyors, which sell the best dishes from around the world, but for its affordable $5 price cap on most items. Best of all, the foodie haven is open late (6pm–midnight), and offers performances—think dance troupes and live music—to keep you entertained between bites. The market—located at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park—opens the weekend of April 22, but will charge $5 the first two weekends in an attempt to control the crowds. Half of the proceeds will be donated to three local non-profits, including the New York Immigration Coalition, the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Fund, and the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Alliance. (Get your tickets here.) But don't fret—the market will be free once again starting May 6. To get you pumped for this beloved Queens festival, we got in-touch with the people who run the night bazaar, and they so kindly share
Twitter is blowing up over a skyscraper being proposed for midtown by super-developer Charles Kushner, father of Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. Slated for a site not far from Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and MoMA, 666 Fifth Ave has drawn criticism for the potential conflict of interest it poses for the younger Kushner—who still has ties, reportedly, to the family business in spite of his White House role. But for most Twitter users, the thing worthy of attention wasn’t necessarily the politics around the building or its apocalyptic address, but rather it’s very familiar shape. "Issa dick” one person noted, a sentiment echoed by countless tweets and GIFs making penis jokes. The design, by the late starchitect Zaha Hadid, is actually a retrofit of an existing structure that will feature new exterior cladding along with an addition of 40 more floors, making the total length height 1,400 feet. That’s a lot of dick, but it may be awhile before erection, since financing for the project isn't hard and fast yet.
By the logic of Liz Lemon, if you're going to exercise, you deserve a treat! On May 7, you'll have the chance to indulge yourself at the Donut Dash, an annual 5K run/walk that rewards endorphins with a spread of doughy doughnuts. The run—which spans Pier 62 on the Hudson River Parkway to Pier 84 and back—costs $40, and all proceeds benefit the non-profit Ambassadors for Sustained Health. Register now with the promo code GIMMIEDATDONUT for $5 off.
Usually overshadowed by brunch bigwigs like pancakes and French toast, use International Waffle Day this Saturday as an opportunity to show the crispier carb a little bit of love at Clinton Hall. While the FiDi beer hall serves madcap waffles everyday of the year as part of its W.T.F Waffles menu, on March 25th it will roll out a new flavor and free waffles if it’s your birthday. Carnival Waffle Photograph: Clinton Hall The new flavor is a surprise, debuting on the 25th, but everyday options include a sparkler-topped Carnival Waffle (cinnamon waffle with vanilla ice cream, waffle cone, cotton candy, caramel sauce, hot fudge, sprinkles and caramel popcorn) and a red-velvet variety (vanilla ice cream, raspberry sauce, cocoa powder, Oreos, cream cheese, whipped cream and a red velvet cake slice). Each waffle dish is $15, but you can’t put a price on Instagram likes. Red Velvet Photograph: Clinton Hall S'More(s) Please Photograph: Clinton Hall
A post shared by Buffalo Exchange (@buffaloexchange) on Dec 9, 2016 at 3:34pm PST If you’re anything like Ilana from one of our favorite TV shows Broad City, then you believe in the four R’s: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rihanna.” One of the easiest ways to participate in the first three is to replenish your wardrobe by shopping secondhand. In NYC, we have some of the best thrift stores around, and we don’t have to tell you the benefits of purchasing duds from these charitable brands. But, okay, we can’t resist: You’re helping the planet by reducing excess waste, giving back to those in-need and scooping up unique duds that no one else has—just to list a few. On April 22, popular nationwide thrift chain Buffalo Exchange is giving everyone an irresistible reason to go out and support it’s stores. In honor of Earth Day, the company will offer a wide-selection of clothing and accessories for men and women for only $1 apiece. Most importantly, all the proceeds will be donated to the The Humane Society of the United States. Since the brand launched this initiative 20 years ago, Buffalo Exchange has raised almost $600,000 for various charities and environmental causes. Not only will you feel good about giving back, but you'll feel even better for only spending a couple dollars on sweet vintage wares and cool throwbacks. (Your bank account with thank you, too.) Just remember, this annual blowout sale is one-day only, and takes place at all Buffalo Exchange locations. Make
Our year of yo-yo weather patterns is set to continue this week with the temperature climbing an impressive 30 degrees by Saturday. Those of you who shivered on your way to work today at least have something to look forward in just a few days. While the current average temperature in the city is 35 degrees, the high winds have it feeling more like a teeth-chattering 26. In three days, we’ll be enjoying a relatively balmy high of 67 degrees, which is 14 degrees above normal for March 25. That’s thanks to high pressure settling off the East Coast that will force a flow of warm air into the region. Time to break out the seasonally-inappropriate shorts and rosé!
Not only is NYC one of the 10 most expensive cities in the world, it’s also the No. 1 most expensive city in North America. So it’s time to drink away our budget sorrows with the most expensive cup of coffee in the country. In a new study on the cost of living from the Economist Intelligence Unit, NYC came in ninth place—but that’s actually good news! In 2016 our city was in seventh place. So yes, it’s insanely expensive here, but it’s not as insanely expensive as it was last year. (And we already knew that our average rent here is the second highest in the country.) The city with the highest cost of living was Singapore for the fourth consecutive year. Next on the list were Hong Kong, Zurich, Tokyo and Osaka. Last year Los Angeles came in eighth place, but it just missed inclusion this year, coming in 11th instead.